Auctions → North German Art and Art and Antiques February 2011 → Februar 2011 Norddeutsche Kunst → Otto Illies: Blue Interior
Oil/canvas, 95,5 x 120 cm, sign. up. le. a. lo. ri. Otto Illies, on the reverse artist"s label, min. dam. In the large-sized masterwork at hand the artist explores into the effect of light a. colour in a sparsely lit attic room. The few coloured shadows a. the green-blue shades of ceiling a. floor, only contrasted by the red bedcover, seem to live their own expressive colouristic lifes. - Landscape, interior a. figure painter, cousin of A. Illies, pupil of E. Eitner a. H. Knirr, together with I. Hauptmann master student of L.v. Hofmann at the Landeskunstschule Weimar, member of the Hamburgische Künstlerschaft a. the Hamburger Künstlerverein. - Lit.: Thieme-Becker, Vollmer, Rump, Der Neue Rump a. others.